Why Mother Teresa matters (and what her canonization means)


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Why Mother Teresa matters (and what her canonization means)
Canonization is the process by which the Catholic Church solemnly proclaims that a holy person becomes inscribed on the list (i.e. the canon) of those persons who may be venerated publicly in the liturgy of the Catholic Church.

America is ‘exceptional’: Why Hillary Clinton is right… and wrong
On Wednesday, Hillary Clinton offered a forcefully stated case for American exceptionalism in her address to the American Legion’s national convention.

Mother Teresa and me: Visa for a saint
I will never forget the day in early August 1989 when Mother Teresa came to the Albanian Embassy in Rome to receive her first visa…

The remarkable thing one high school did to honor our armed forces and first responders
These days it seems that celebrating America is not exactly politically correct…

Ex-NFL player: If Kaepernick wants real change he can’t just sit
Colin Kaepernick, and those who oppose him, must move past the controversy, past the unending bickering and work to address the real problem at the heart of it.

Sen. Rand Paul: President Obama, what on God’s green earth is our policy in Syria?
So far in this war we have funneled weapons to terrorists, armed multiple sides and generally acted as if we don’t have a clue what to do in the region — and we’ve done it all unconstitutionally.

We have a deal with Iran. So why is it defending a nuclear site with anti-aircraft missiles?
Iran’s state-controlled media announced on August 29 that Iran has deployed an advanced Russian surface-to-air missile defense system, the S-300, to protect its underground Fordow uranium enrichment facility from airstrikes.

Why Democrats aren’t serious about overcriminalization
Now that the parties have chosen their presidential candidates for the November elections, it’s time to take a closer look at their platforms.

The ordinary act of love: Mother Teresa and her life-changing message
Mother Teresa will be canonized a saint on Sunday, September 4 —  about 20 years after her passing.

Did Hillary engineer Weiner’s downfall?
Who, other than the man himself, worked to expose Anthony Weiner?

‘Unhealthy competition’: Valedictorians so scary that school may stop honoring them
A public school district near Louisville, Kentucky has come down with a bad case of what I call “Participation Trophy Syndrome” – or PTS.

Immigration speech: Trump feeds the beast (his base) and squanders an opportunity
In Donald Trump’s world, bands of illegal immigrants are roaming our streets, killing our children, raping our women, changing the very culture of what made America great at some undisclosed moment in history.

Eric Greitens: Bill and Hillary Clinton have made a mockery of America’s foundation system
Here is what a foundation should not do: Give access to high-level government officials in exchange for gifts.

Laura Ingraham: Why Mexico’s outreach to Trump was smart
The naysayers are getting it wrong, as Mexico’s Pena Nieto takes a pragmatic approach to a possible Donald Trump presidency

Cal Thomas: Apple vs the European Union — What everyone knows about corporations and taxes
Economics was not one of my favorite subjects in college, so I avoided economic courses. But I do know a few things about human nature. If you tax income at too high a rate, corporations will look elsewhere for relief.

American Immigration Lawyers Assoc. President: Trump speech was fantasy, not policy
Donald Trump’s immigration policy proposals were a wish-list of the “enforcement only” approach that has been tried, and failed, for the past twenty years.

Trump immigration speech: A president was born on Wednesday
As a conservative, I’ve waited a lifetime for the speech I heard from Donald Trump on Wednesday night in Arizona.

Meet the public school that loves America
These days it’s not politically correct to say that you are proud to be an American.

Huma and Monica – A tale of two interns
Soon after Huma Abedin announced that she was separating from serial sexter Anthony Weiner, Clinton campaign water carriers insisted the family’s troubles were a private matter and not public fodder.

Overcoming Overdose: Raising awareness through action
Nearly 80 people will die today from a preventable, opioid-related overdose.

Back to school, back to faith
Back to school isn’t just for kids and their parents. This time of year is an invitation to all of us to renew our learning and growth.

John Stossel: Gary Johnson gets it. America is electing ‘neither dictator nor king’
It was refreshing to moderate a “town hall” with the Libertarian presidential and vice presidential candidates last week because Govs. Gary Johnson and William Weld respect limits on presidential power.

Clinton Foundation controversy: Yes, Hillary, where there’s smoke there really is fire
The prize quote of this incendiary political year may go to Hillary Clinton.

The incredible day Miki Ogao saw heaven — and decided to stay on earth
Miki Ogao says that all any of us can control is our attitude.

Homeowner told to remove “noxious & offensive” pro-police flag
Rodney Ivester, of Corinth, Texas, is the kind of guy you’d like as a neighbor. He maintains a tidy lawn, doesn’t make much of a racket and he flies an American flag.

Dr. Keith Ablow: Why do men like Anthony Weiner keep sexting — even when it destroys their lives?
Why would a man hazard explicitly texting a woman, again, when he has been caught before, costing himself his political future? Why would he do it with his son in bed with him?

A letter to my breadwinner husband
It is the steady breadwinner husband, men like you, who allow women like me to live such comfortable lives.

High School bans American flag at football stadium
Dean “Chico” Bolin was my great uncle.But to the folks around Travelers Rest, South Carolina, Uncle Chico was a legend – on and off the football field.

Amb. Danny Danon: Ten years later — how to avert the next conflict in Lebanon
Israel is justifiably skeptical when it comes to the United Nations.

Tamara Holder: Standing for our national anthem doesn’t make you a good American
The NFL’s Colin Kaepernick may have just become the most despised person in America. And he’s cool with it.

NFL’s Kaepernick insults Americans, law enforcement officers everywhere
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick ignited quite the social media firestorm on Saturday after he refused to stand during the playing of the National Anthem before Friday night’s pre-season game against the Green Bay Packers.

A letter to my breadwinner husband
It is the steady breadwinner husband, men like you, who allow women like me to live such comfortable lives.

The genius of Trump’s foreign policy
The Republican Party foreign policy establishment has joined Democrats in roundly criticizing Donald Trump’s background and undiplomatic temperament.

The Clintons play the dirty, secretive game of elections better than anyone (and that’s not a good thing)
Formal definitions of the word “politics” focus on high-minded concepts like “affairs of state” and “governance” and “diplomacy.”

The new GDP numbers are terrible. No wonder Hillary won’t talk about the economy
We got revised GDP numbers from the Commerce Department on Friday and the economy actually did slightly WORSE than originally estimated.

Kimberley Strassel: Under Hillary, State and the Clinton Foundation were one seamless entity
Mrs. Clinton’s State Department and her family foundation were one seamless entity—employing the same people, comparing schedules, mixing foundation donors with State supplicants.

Hillary’s ‘alt-right’ speech: A desperate retread that stinks like month-old left overs
Hillary’s problem is that every time she claims that Donald Trump can’t be trusted, every thinking American remembers the four men she abandoned in Benghazi and the political lie she told to cover up Al Qaeda’s responsibility.

Omar: The Muslim who walked from Somalia to attend my Christian son’s funeral
In the five years we had lived as missionaries in the Horn of Africa and its surrounding countries, we had experienced heartbreak and stared the evil of terrorism straight in the face; but nothing had prepared us for this.

France comes to its senses: Burkini ruling restores personal liberty
Reversing the ban on the wearing of burkinis, full-body wet suits worn by Muslim women, France’s highest court Friday favored personal liberty and restored the right for women to make their own clothing choices.

Don’t be fooled, the burkini has nothing to do with Islam or faith
As a Muslim woman I was disappointed on Friday to see the France’s highest court overturn the burkini ban.

National Dog Day: Could your rescue dog have rabies?
Many people are unaware that the U.S. has become something of a favored nation for countries looking to export their rescue dogs due to several reasons.

Consumer Technology Association chief: Let’s make manufacturing great again
If there’s one common thread running through sizable portions of the American Left and Right these days, it’s anti-globalization.

Nancy Brinker: The Navy just named a ship after Harvey Milk. I was so proud to be there
On August 16, I had the honor of attending the U.S. Navy Ship Naming Ceremony for the USNS Harvey Milk in San Francisco, California.

Immigration? Terror? Here’s the real debate we should be having in 2016
This election year is unconventional, to say the least.

Grocery store boots Girl Scouts, Salvation Army
Lots of folks around the Midwest are looking for another place to buy their butter beans after a major grocery store chain gave the Girl Scouts and the Salvation Army the heave-ho.

Sen. John McCain: ObamaCare nightmare may leave 10,000 Americans with no insurance options
Last week, Aetna became the latest major health insurer to announce that it will exit most of the states where it offers health insurance on the Obamacare exchanges.

Princeton dives into the deep end of the political correctness pool. Where will it end?
“He created them male and female and blessed them. And he named them “Mankind” when they were created. (Genesis 5:2 NIV)

A husband’s confession: The three unforgettable words my wife said at our wedding
While I vividly remember many moments from my wedding day, there’s one moment that still moves me, and I hope it always does.

Don’t weep for Gawker — it was no free speech martyr
Recently, dozens of journalists in Turkey were marched off to jail for daring to challenge the Islamist authoritarian President Tayyip Erdogan. Across the world there are great journalists doing brave and exceptional things — and who are suffering for it.

The incredible story of America’s national parks
While other nations celebrate their history and their culture, we proclaim our land’s beauty.

Why 2016 is the year of the angry white male
I’m going to share with you the raw, politically incorrect truth. It’s an indictment of a president and system practicing reverse racism and overt discrimination—in plain sight for all to see.

Don’t make Gawker the crest on the banner of press freedom
Recently, dozens of journalists in Turkey were marched off to jail for daring to challenge the Islamist authoritarian President Tayyip Erdogan. Across the world there are great journalists doing brave and exceptional things — and who are suffering for it.

Newt Gingrich: There’s no good reason to keep the Clinton Foundation open
Bill and Hillary Clinton have proven they are neither transparent nor trustworthy.

The painful truth about Louisiana’s ‘forgotten flood’
Nearly one third of Louisiana’s parishes were underwater last week, but the country’s attention was fixated elsewhere.

Good Lord! Cop says Red Cross told him not to pray with flood victims
A law enforcement officer said he was asked to leave a Red Cross shelter in Lafayette, Louisiana after he prayed with several flood victims.

Target bathroom boycott: Will retailer keep flushing profits down the toilet?
There are two indisputable facts surrounding Target’s decision to allow men to use the same bathrooms and changing rooms as women and little girls.

The essential question of 2016: What else is Hillary hiding?
For Hillary Clinton, the hits just keep on coming.

John Stossel: Why Johnson and Weld are much better than Clinton or Trump
Some libertarians say Johnson and Weld are not libertarian enough. I’ll confront the candidates with those criticisms this week.

Greg Gutfeld: So, are you a troll?
The good and bad thing about online trolling: it’s not on the street, and it’s not on the street! The good: nothing physical erupts; the bad: there are no brakes to stop it.

Eric Bolling: Will Hillary use her Clinton Foundation billions to help Louisiana?
Today, I call on the Clinton Foundation to support those devastated by the latest storm and ensuing flooding in Louisiana.

Parents fuming over Pledge of Allegiance ‘waiver’
At first Micah Brienen thought his sister-in-law’s text message was a joke.

Karl Rove: Obama’s ‘passive indifference’ on Louisiana
Every week, Fox News contributor Karl Rove wraps up the last week in politics and offers an inside look at the week ahead.

The real reason why liberals hate ID requirements for voting
Why are liberal groups determined to repeal laws requiring proof of citizenship and residence? The answer is found in a definition of the word fraud…

Will Trump pivot on immigration? Here are four ways to move the needle and make it work
Here is a four-step approach that might actually move the needle on immigration.

Parents vs. schools: The war on recess
As kids head back to school this year, some parents are celebrating a victory in the battle to improve their children’s education. It isn’t better textbooks or an improved curriculum or even better teachers. It’s more recess.

Mainstream media ignores anti-Trump mob in Minneapolis
The vicious thugs actually attacked elderly women. What kind of a lowlife does something like that?

Folks, in this election you’re watching the complete collapse of American journalism as we know it
By torching its remaining credibility in service of Clinton, the mainstream media’s reputations will likely never recover, nor will the standards.

Ole Miss Dumps ‘Dixie’ From Football Games
The University of Mississippi has officially dumped “Dixie” so they be more inclusive.

Is Hillary Clinton’s health less important than Trump’s?
Why has the media not been asking Clinton to release her medical records? Is her health status less important than Trump’s?

Wake Up America: Hillary Clinton Owes Us This
I have always been an unabashedly proud capitalist.

University implements man ban
If the progressive academic radicals at Princeton University have their way, the New Jersey school will soon be “man-free.”

What parents need to know about the magical power of re-reading a book
Heading back to school means millions of American children will resume their vexed relationships with formal reading programs.

New nutrition labels will do little to bring quality to American diet
Shopping is a habitual behavior with most decisions made in less than a second, far less time than it takes a consumer to locate, read and process the detailed information on the label.

Hard truths about inner-city dysfunction
Sheriff Clarke has been trying to restore law and order after several nights of rioting following the shooting death of 23-year-old Sylville Smith by a Milwaukee police officer.

SHOCKING! School makes kids take personal responsibility!
“Come, Boys, so that you can become men,” is their challenge – engraved in a monument attached to the school’s bricks.

Gov. Cuomo needs to let New York teens save lives through organ donation
Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a strong proponent of organ and tissue donation, can take an important step and allow New York to become the 47th state in the country to make the age of expressed intent 16.

Why losing my Olympic dream was the best thing that ever happened to me
To cope with the pain from the injury and to deal with the disappointment of losing my dream, I began taking narcotics and was soon hooked. I dropped out of Olympic training and took up MMA fighting, instead.

Pence and Kaine — & Weld — are far less scary than Trump, Clinton
We’ve heard nonstop criticism of both the Democrat and Republican presidential candidates — for good reasons. So are their running mates any better?

Make America competitive again
One of my favorite nicknames for America is Land of Opportunity. However, after what Americans have experienced in recent years, that’s become harder and harder to believe.

Air Force officer faces investigation over Bible on his desk
The Military Religious Freedom Foundation is demanding an Air Force major be “aggressively punished” for having an open Bible on his desk at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Trust in police and forging a moral compass are key to law and order
It is not normally difficult to distinguish between the instrument and the goal. Think about “vaccine and health” and “recipe and meal.” As “law and order” comes again to the fore in the presidential race, we must recognize that order is the goal and aspire to a modern version in which police command respect and partner with the public partner to root out disorder.

Clinton’s hands-off approach to ISIS mimics Obama’s failing strategy
ISIS will certainly be pleased to know that whatever they do, wherever they go, however brutal they continue to be, Hillary Clinton still isn’t sending U.S. troops to stop them

Trump foes miss the mark on Clinton’s Second Amendment stand
Donald Trump keeps saying that Hillary Clinton wants to “essentially abolish the Second Amendment.” But the media fact checkers are having none of it. Last week, CNN called his accusation “persistent” and “false.” At the same time, a Washington Post editorial also called the claim “absurd.”

NC school to teachers: Don’t call students ‘boys and girls’
Teachers in Charlotte, N.C., have been advised to stop calling the children “boys and girls,” according to a training presentation on transgender issues.

6 questions for Clinton and Trump on protecting religious minorities
190 million Americans affiliate with a rich and diverse variety of religious groups in our great country.

Are taxi medallions too big to fail, too?
Attracted by quicker dispatch times and overall convenience, more and more riders have been ditching cabs for Uber and Lyft. Facing greater competition, the medallions to own or lease taxis, which were once an investment that outpaced gold and the Dow, are now freefalling nationwide.

Obama’s damage is Hillary’s baggage
While we shouldn’t live in the past, we can certainly learn from it. We are not the first humans to walk the Earth, and yet too many, especially the young, suffer from the conceit that history is just a boring subject in school.

Black Lives Matter must rescind anti-Israel declaration
It is a real tragedy that Black Lives Matter — which has done so much good in raising awareness of police abuses — has now moved away from its central mission and has declared war against the nation state of the Jewish people.

Buycott over boycott: Let’s put our faith — and funds — in biblical truth
I have nothing against boycotts, and would never dissuade individuals from deploying them — it’s a free country after all. But sometimes our boycotts generate publicity and promote the very things we disagree with.

Olympians competing in full-Muslim garb are far from ‘liberated’
The Rio Olympic games are the site of the latest display of cultural relativism by so-called liberals, who are allying up with conservative Islamists and trying to convince us that, somehow, female athletes competing in full-Muslim garb is a victory for diversity and freedom.

When did rioting become a legitimate response for grievance?
So, as we allow our elites to elevate the idea that dispute resolution cannot be expected of “certain” people, and that violence in all shapes is simply a just response to an unjust world – then we will rely more and more on quick, extreme rejoinders to all grievance.

If your child’s school is failing, thank a union
America’s public schools are welcoming millions of students back from summer vacation. U.S. public-school enrollment is projected to surpass 50 million students this year.

How does burning a gas station advance your cause?
It was a weekend of violent unrest in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. A rampaging mob burned businesses and battled with police.

Karl Rove: A week of muddled messages and a refusal to change
Trump began Monday with an economic speech in Detroit, delivered from a teleprompter. Generally well received, he offered an outline of his jobs agenda and showed uncharacteristic poise when interrupted by protesters.

Obama, not Trump, has built up Russian strongman Putin
Ukraine has put its troops on high alert; some think Russia may be preparing to invade its western neighbor. What would the U.S. do? If history is any guide: nothing.

Setting John Hinckley free is a dangerous decision
Technically, he committed no crimes. But that makes him no less violent and despicable than, say, O. J. Simpson.

Before Phelps, this American brought home 24 gold medals
The man who won 24 Olympic gold medals for the United States isn’t Michael Phelps or Mark Spitz or even Jesse Owens. In fact, he didn’t compete in any Olympic sport.

Obama’s rules have drained small business
Washington has ranged from unhelpful to harmful for small business owners over the course of Obama’s two terms in office — the result of government overregulation.

History will judge tech philanthropists in fight vs. cyber jihad
Nearly 15 years after the Sept. 11 attacks, terror organizations like Al Qaeda and Islamic State operate online unobstructed – propagandizing, recruiting and hacking.

All Americans deserve safety
Stealing a car is wrong. Running from police is wrong. But neither should be a death sentence. If the investigation confirms accusations that the police shot unlawfully, the officers responsible must be held accountable under the law.

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